America Has Always Been a Dystopia

Too many of us just haven’t been paying attention

Illustration: Jonathan Djob Nkondo

“Trump’s American dystopia has reached a new and ominous cliff,” warns a CNN opinion headline. “The last two and a half months in America have felt like the opening montage in a dystopian film about a nation come undone,” writes New York Times columnist Michele Goldberg, in describing the images of militarized police…